Earlier this week, Aleratec announced the launch of its new robotic LightScribe disc publisher, the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS. While small and lightweight, the DVD/CD RoboRacer LS is capable of duplicating or labeling up to 100 discs automatically.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD, duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, introduces its innovative new DVD/CD RoboRacer LS, the simplest ever robotic autoloading disc publisher. For improved reliability, the Aleratec DVD/CD RoboRacer LS has fewer moving parts than any other robotic publisher. Yet, it is capable of unattended direct to disc LightScribe labeling and unattended disc duplication. Customers just connect it to a PC, load it with up to 100 blank LightScribe discs, use the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite included with purchase to select the disc image or label and start duplicating or labeling up to 100 discs automatically.
The DVD/CD RoboRacer LS is available now for a suggested retail price of $839. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Imation announced two new optical disc duplicators today. Developed for office applications, these portable, standalone systems can create a copy of a CD or DVD without the need for a computer.
Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today introducedtwo optical media duplicators enabling simple CD and DVD duplicationanytime. The Imation CD Duplicator and Imation CD/DVD Duplicator deliverhigh performance disc duplication without software, cables or a PC.

Ideal for broad office applications from Fortune 500 to small office /home office (SOHO) environments, these portable, standalone disc-to-discsystems create copies of marketing and sales materials, music, video,catalogs and other important data quickly and accurately with the touch ofa button. Compatible with 12cm or 8cm discs, the Imation CD Duplicatoroperates on a 52X CD-RW drive, while the CD/DVD Duplicator features a 16XDVD+/-R/RW drive. These high-performance duplicators deliver continuouscopying without the need to cool the system in-between duplications, and auser-friendly LCD display menu offers numerous options for maximum systemfunctionality.
Imation's CD Duplicator and CD/DVDDuplicator are available now for $279.99 and $329.99 respectively. More information on both can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec has announced the launch of the 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS. This new LightScribe-enabled disc publisher incorporates three 6x Blu-ray Disc writers, allowing users to produce up to three BD, DVD or CD disc copies at a time.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, Flash, HDD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, today announced its innovative new 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS(tm), a LightScribe-enabled disc publisher supporting Blu-ray recording. The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS incorporates three, 6x, SATA Blu-ray drives that can simultaneously produce up to 3 silkscreen quality, direct to disc DVD or CD LightScribe labels or up to 3 Blu-ray, DVD or CD disc copies in record time. The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS has an eSATA connection to your computer for the most stable labeling and duplicating processes. For those that do not have an eSATA port on their computer, a dual channel eSATA host adapter is included FREE with purchase.
The 1:3 Copy Cruiser Blu LS is available now for an estimated retail price of $3199. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Vinpower Digital has announced the release of the industry's first standalone LightScribe publishing system. According to their press release, the SharkCopier LS can duplicate discs and burn LightScribe labels without being connected to a computer.
The SharkCopier LS can be used as a publishing system by first creating the disc image art on a computer, then loading the image onto the standalone duplicator for disc label duplication. LightScribe offers a free LightScribe Template Labeler at www.lightscribe.com that supports a fast creative process and a robust suite of label template options. The duplicator can be used anywhere there is a suitable electrical outlet without being tied to a computer with these simple steps:

1) Load the LightScribe capable CDs or DVDs into the drives
         a. Put the label side face down to print
2) The duplicator will laser-inscribe the programmed image onto the discs
3) Flip the disc over in the same drive onto the data duplicating side
4) The duplicator will copy the selected data
5) The duplicated discs will now have a label design and the specified data content

The LightScribe labeling process offers the ability to print and burn in one standalone system, no longer tying the user to a PC or limiting them to a mere 2 or 4 drive maximum capacity. The SharkCopier LS is available in various sizes and prints all discs simultaneously from 1-to-1 up to 1-to-15 to fit the needs of even the most demanding duplication job.
If you'd like to read more, Vinpower Digital's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Kanguru Solutions has announced the release of the world's first stand-alone USB duplicator. According to their press release, the Kanguru USB Duplicator has the ability to copy information to as many as 24 USB devices at once.
Kanguru Solutions, announces the release of the Kanguru USB Duplicator(TM), a high speed, standalone USB duplicator that allows users to copy to up to 24 USB devices at once.

Designed to streamline data distribution among portable USB storage devices, the Kanguru USB Duplicator is great for back ups, IT work, sales and marketing preparation, PC rollouts and more. The Kanguru USB Duplicator (compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1) uses eight main function modes to copy and verify data, offers five different setup modes, and works with USB memory sticks as well as USB hard drives. The USB Duplicator comes in 2 sizes: 1 Master to 9 Targets and 1 Master to 24 Targets.
No word yet on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, Kanguru's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec sent out a press release this morning, announcing a new version of its 1:2 Desktop LightScribe Publishing system. The Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition comes equipped with two 20x DVD writers, giving users the ability to burn or label two discs at once.

Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, announces the next generation of its 1:2 Desktop LightScribe Publishing system, the innovative new Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition. When connected to a PC via USB 2.0, the Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition, is a 1:2 DVD/CD Duplicator that enables small and medium businesses to simply, conveniently and affordably burn or LightScribe label two CDs or DVDs at once. The new DVD/CD recorders are the fastest available, burning DVDs at up to 20x write speeds.
The Aleratec 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser LS, High Speed Edition is available now for an estimated retail price of $329. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Aleratec has announced that they've started shipping the next generation of their LightScribe DVD/CD desktop publisher. This new version of the 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS features faster DVD LightScribe recorders and a lighter enclosure with a new look.

Aleratec, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, announced it is now shipping the 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS using a lighter enclosure with a new look and faster DVD LightScribe recorders. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS is the next generation of the award winning personal disc publisher that records and duplicates DVDs and CDs and produces custom silkscreen quality labels without a printer. This all in one machine can duplicate DVDs and CDs in its standalone mode with no computer required. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS produces professional looking DVD/CD copies for customers or staff anytime with the ability to create custom labels with the included Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite.
The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLS is available now for an estimated retail price of $349. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Epson recently announced the release of their new integrated desktop disc duplication solution, the Discproducer. Designed for businesses, the Discproducer is equipped with Epson's AcuGrip robotic technology and can burn and print up to 100 discs per job.

Epson, a leading manufacturer of advanced inkjet printing,precision imaging and robotics technology, today announced the release ofDiscproducer, a compact, integrated desktop disc duplication solutiondesigned for businesses that need to create professional quality CDs orDVDs on demand.

Discproducer enables the creation of individualized disc content, labelcontent or both, at quantities of one to one-hundred discs per job. UsingDiscproducer, educators, disc publishing service bureaus and professionalphotographers can burn and print up to 100 copies of the same disc orunique discs, making it an ideal and flexible solution for low-volume discpublishing where high quality customized labeling is required.
The Discproducer will be available in the first quarter of 2008. If you'd like to read more, Epson's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec sent out a press release this morning, announcing their new desktop LightScribe DVD/CD publishing system, the 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX. In its stand alone mode, the DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX can duplicate DVD's at speeds up to 20x. It can also be connected to a PC via USB, giving users the ability to burn or label two discs at once.

Aleratec, leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, is excited to announce another "Only from Aleratec" product, the next generation of the popular, award winning, scalable desktop LightScribe DVD/CD Publishing System. The innovative 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX can operate as a stand alone 1:1 DVD/CD Duplicator. When connected to your PC via USB 2.0, it becomes a 1:2 DVD/CD Duplicator. And with LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling technology, it can laser burn silkscreen quality labels on two discs at once.

This exciting new disc publisher can be easily expanded to a DVD/CD publishing system with double this capacity. Since the included Aleratec DVD/CD Disc Publishing Software Suite supports simultaneous use of multiple drives, the 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX easily scales to a system capable of double capacity by simply plugging in another unit to your PC. Customers now have a 1:4 DVD/CD duplicator, a four drive direct to disc labeler, and two stand alone duplicators when they need them.
The 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX is available now for an estimated retail price of $479. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Primera has announced that it is collaborating with Sonic Solutions to provide hardware solutions for ‘disc-on-demand’ retail kiosks. By licensing Sonic's Qflix technology, Primera has been able to incorporate CSS recording capabilities into their publishing systems.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced it is collaborating with Sonic Solutions to provide enabling hardware solutions for new, ‘disc-on-demand’ retail kiosks. To incorporate CSS recording capabilities into their automated disc publishing systems, Primera is participating in the Qflix technology and IP licensing program administered by Sonic. With Qflix, Primera’s automated systems can record discs on demand that offer compatibility and security similar to mass-produced titles. Discs are produced at the time a customer’s order is placed through a touch-screen display at the retail counter or at a stand-alone, self-serve kiosk.

In a typical installation, hundreds and even thousands of movies, television shows, and special-interest titles can be made available for purchase. The entire system takes only a few square feet of counter space, and discs can be produced in just minutes each.
Complete burn and print systems from Primera sell for $1495 to $6995. More information can be found here. Add a comment